April 3 Conference at Rutgers–Newark Law School to Celebrate 40 Years of Clinical Education and Honor Arthur Kinoy and Frank Askin

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Newark, NJ – On Friday, April 3, Rutgers School of Law–Newark will celebrate its 40-year-old clinical program and honor two key figures in the notable success and national influence of the Rutgers–Newark legal clinics. In September 2008 National Jurist magazine ranked the program 13th in the country for “Best in Practical Training.”

“The Legacy of Arthur Kinoy and the Inspirational and Collaborative Dimensions of Clinical Legal Education: Honoring 40 Years of Clinics at Rutgers–Newark” will examine the goals of clinical education as advocated by Rutgers law professor and legendary civil rights advocate Arthur Kinoy. The luncheon will posthumously honor Kinoy for his vision and leadership and for inspiring many students to careers in public interest law. The luncheon will also honor Professor Frank Askin ’66, the most senior member of the current faculty, for creating and implementing clinics during his 40-years at Rutgers. The conference will conclude with a discussion of the role of clinical programs in promoting collaborations with law firm pro bono departments, public interest organizations, and other partners. Speakers, many of whom are graduates of the law school, are leaders of the private and public bar and of clinical legal education. 

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What:“The Legacy of Arthur Kinoy and the Inspirational and Collaborative Dimensions of Clinical  Legal Education: Celebrating 40 Years of Clinical Legal Education at Rutgers–Newark
WhoKeynote: Barry Scheck, Innocence Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (10 – 10:30 am)Roundtable (10:45 am – 12:30 pm) – “The Inspirational Dimensions of Clinical Legal Education,” moderated by Professor Frank Askin
Professor Jane Aiken, Georgetown University Law Center
Flor Bermudez ‘00, Lambda Legal Defense Fund
Donita Judge ‘03, Advancement Project Power and Democracy Team
Professor Carlin Meyer ‘74, New York Law School
Professor Michael Pinard, University of Maryland School of Law
Alexander Saingchin ‘06, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Erika Wood ‘99, Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law
Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky ‘75, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Lunch (12:30 – 2 pm) – “Tribute to Arthur Kinoy and Frank Askin,” moderated by Professor Jon Dubin
Clinical Professor Jonathan Askin ‘90, Brooklyn Law School
Hon. Ronald K. Chen ‘83, NJ Public Advocate
Wade Henderson ‘73, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Donna Lieberman ‘73, New York Civil Liberties Union
Vincent Warren ‘93, Center for Constitutional Rights

Panel (2:15 – 3:45 pm) – “The Collaborative Dimensions of Clinical legal Education,” moderated by Clinical Professor Penny Venetis
Professor Randy Hertz, New York University School of Law
Mary Beth Hogan ‘90, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Marc R. Kadish ‘68, Mayer, Brown and Platt LLP
Marcia Levy, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Gibbons P.C.
Rosie Mendez ‘95, New York City Council
Joan Vermeulen ‘75, Cyrus. R. Vance Center for International Justice 
Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Lowenstein Sandler PC

Reception (4 – 5 pm)

When9 am – 5 pm, Friday, April 3, 2009
WhereRutgers School of Law–Newark


Media Contact: Janet Donohue